Jefferson Elementary students to receive 20 Kindle Fire tablets
The Pittsburgh Penguins are setting up one local elementary school for a potential power play.
Jefferson Elementary in West Jefferson Hills School District will receive 20 Kindle Fire HDX tablets this week as part of the Penguins Foundation's Tablets in Education initiative.
The school is one of 60 in Allegheny County receiving one of 1,200 devices through the foundation's collaboration with Allegheny County Intermediate Unit.
Bonnie Dyer, director of curriculum, instruction and assessment at West Jefferson Hills School District, said the devices will go a long way toward helping students and teachers.
“Any time we can add additional resources to our instructional ‘toolbox,' we are happy to do so because we recognize that people learn in different ways,” she said.
“The Kindles are a welcome addition to the school and the teachers are very excited to get the opportunity to implement another mechanism to review, reinforce and extend literacy and mathematics skill development,” she said.
Dyer said each of the tablets comes pre-loaded with a selection of educational apps that teachers will familiarize themselves with this week.
“Our expectation is that in the following week, the K-2 teachers will meet to discuss how they will implement the devices in their classes,” she said. “After the K-2 team uses the devices with their students, they will share what they have learned with the (grades) 3-5 teachers so they can use the devices with their students.”
Tim Karan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1970, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Executive says Century III revival plan remains on track
- Dravosburg tax hike will help fund fire company pump truck
- Sentence reduced in triple Crawford Village homicide
- Glassport approves 3-mill tax hike in 2015 budget
- Steel Valley district’s coaches keep their jobs
- Lincoln council keeps taxes flat in passing new budget
- West Mifflin OKs budget, repeals gun law in response to Act 192
- McKeesport man arrested in pair of armed robberies
- StatMedevac wins safety award